Google Cloud Storage

Add your own custom Google Cloud storage to store your app builds.

Set up Google Cloud Storage

For those considering using Google Cloud Storage, the following steps outline the process of integrating this custom storage option into your Updraft setup.

What you need

  • Google Cloud storage bucket: You need to create a google cloud storage bucket.

  • Project ID: Google Project ID where your bucket is located.

  • Service Account Key: Service Account key to access the bucket. See create service account key.

Connect Google Cloud Storage With Updraft

  1. Log in to Updraft and go to "Profile -> Overview"

  2. In the next step choose the option "Google Cloud Storage"

  3. Click on enable to add your custom storage.

Deactivate Custom Storage

Custom storage provides flexibility for storing your uploaded data, but there may be occasions when you need to deactivate or reactivate it.


  1. Accessing Custom Storage Settings: Navigate to your account overview settings and find the "Custom Storage" section.

  2. Click on the "Deactivate Custom Storage" option.

  3. Confirm your action by entering your account password.

Uploading new app versions/builds:

  • Once custom storage is deactivated, new data will be stored on the Updraft DB system again.

  • Ensure that you're aware of this change when uploading new builds.

Old app versions/builds

  • Each previously uploaded build will not be available anymore

  • If a build is stored on inaccessible custom storage, a proper information message will be displayed when attempting to download it.

  • Custom storage settings are not removed from the database until the custom storage integration is deleted.

  • Reactivating Custom Storage: If you choose to reactivate custom storage, the URLs from previously uploaded builds on custom storage become valid again.

Conclusion: Managing custom storage settings ensures control over where your data is stored. Following these steps allows for a seamless transition between storage options, maintaining accessibility and clarity regarding your uploaded builds.

Note: Make sure to keep your account password secure and be mindful of the storage location information when interacting with builds.

If you are using custom storage, only app versions and app icons will be stored on your bucket.

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